The San Francisco 49ers apparently want to add some serious depth to their defense. The 2015 NFL Draft has wrapped up the first two days, and through three rounds, the 49ers have added three defensive picks. They selected defensive lineman Arik Armstead in the first round, safety Jaquiski Tartt in the second round, and outside linebacker Eli Harold in the third round.
Whatever your thoughts about the specific players selected, Trent Baalke appears to have made a statement about how he views the 49ers offense heading into 2015. The 49ers do have potentially seven more picks to make, but through three rounds, Baalke seems quite comfortable with what the offense will bring to the table with the current lineup.
Baalke talks first two days of 2015 NFL Draft
The San Francisco have three draft picks under their belt through the first two days of the 2015 NFL Draft. General manager Trent Baalke met with the media Friday evening to discuss the draft thus far. Here's a full transcript.
Personally I see some question marks on the offensive side of the ball. The tight end position is a mess, and the wide receiver position is hard to figure out after Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin. Of course, in response to the first question, Trent Baalke could be comfortable with the notion that Vernon Davis will bounce back, and Vance McDonald will start to figure things out. In response to the second question, he might be happy with Bruce Ellington and/or Quinton Patton, or he thinks the team can do enough with Smith and Boldin handling the bulk of the work.
The 49ers could still find impact players early on day three. There are some interesting wide receiver options available, including Rashad Greene, Tre McBride, Jamison Crowder, and others. I would think the 49ers will add at least some offensive players on Saturday. But even still, the bulk of the starting line is likely fairly settled in Trent Baalke's eyes.
I do believe there is a lot of talent on offense, but it remains to be seen how it will come together. Brandon Thomas could take over at left guard, but his knee needs to hold up. A back field of Carlos Hyde, Reggie Bush and Kendall Hunter could be dynamic, but the latter two in particular are big question marks. I already mentioned the big questions at tight end. And at wide receiver, Smith has had issues with drops in the past, but does do a great job drawing pass interference calls.
The 49ers offense could still receive a talent infusion on Saturday, but as it currently looks, how comfortable are you with the group as is? Plenty will say the team missed out on opportunities for this wide receiver or that wide receiver. But overall, what are your thoughts on where this offensive unit stands in May?